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His palaeographical examination of the extant originals can rarely 9 It is not, in fact, entirely certain that Theodred died in 951: see O'Donovan, 'Episcopal Dates, Pt. H \ p. 98. 10 On this scribe, see further below, pp. 70-9. 11 Drogereit, 'Konigskanzlei', esp. pp. 410-18. 17 The production of Anglo-Saxon royal diplomas be faulted, and his attributions of the different diplomas to particular scribes have been endorsed by subsequent commentators, though they might not attach the same significance to the evidence.

597, 614, 616-18, 623, 626, 637 and 661 (all from 956); S 574, 651, 832, 834, 856, 883, 887 and 1034; cf. S 917. g. hanc cartam) is employed with the verb in S 597, 917 and 1034. For claims that bishops actually w r o t e diplomas, see S 880, 1028 and 1042. 41 The different types of formulae should not all be taken together as if thus to acquire a collective force. 44 On the other hand, there may be some truth in claims that it was the abbot who drafted a diploma in favour of his own house, especially when the diploma contains references to the traditional history of the house which would not be well known to outsiders; but his participation in the production of the diploma may have been restricted to co-operation with another agency, 39 40 41 42 43 44 S 712, 730, 755, 931, 977 (cf.

10 Criticism 13 favour of individuals, which are largely of the mid-tenth century and the great majority of which appear to be authentic title-deeds transferred to the abbey when it acquired or was given the estates in question. 15 Many of these purport to be the title-deeds for estates known to have belonged to the abbey at one time, but it is interesting that there is almost no overlap in this respect between them and the diplomas for laymen in the same series. On close inspection it emerges that in terms of their constituent formulae the diplomas for Abingdon are extensively interrelated,16 and one can hardly doubt that the great majority were drawn up at the abbey.

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